Got an iMac 21.5 for my birthday!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by as11ley, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    So i went downstairs this morning.. without a clue, then my father just says happy birthday son.. and presents me with an iMac box! :D

    This is my first ever mac, and I am happy to say that it runs for better than my old PC ever did. It's a 2.7GHZ Core i5 with 8gb RAM and 1TB hard drive.

    Have already upgraded it to Yosemite.. and I must say, god this thing is beautiful!
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Guess you owe your Dad in a big way. Don't forget!
     
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    Congrats!
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    Well that sure is a nice surprise. Enjoy the new machine.
     
  6. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    That's awesome! Happy Birthday! Enjoy the festivities.

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  7. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    I prefer getting desktops and displays separate so i prefer the mac mini
     
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  9. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you everyone :) I really like this.. It runs so quiet and fast.
     
  10. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    How are you finding Yosemite? I don't suppose you have much to compare it to though.
     
  11. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used to run Mavericks on my mackintosh before I got this iMac, I am not sure yet. I do like the new interface, however I do miss the old 3D style dock.

    Speed wise, it flies through Yosemite, Graphics look nice and everything feels responsive. Yet to run into a serious bug with it.
     
  12. cammyg123 macrumors regular

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    Always love seeing how happy previous users from PC, love their new Macs! Enjoy and happy birthday! You're going to love it.
     
  13. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    Your dad is awesome for getting you the higher end model. The base model is rubbish :p
     
  14. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the base modal is a piece of rubbish lol, really happy with mine so far!
     
  15. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    First ever iMac and you updated it already to Yosemite - Something fishy:confused:
     
  16. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whats fishy about it? lol I previously had a Hackintosh that was on the Yosemite public beta. As nice as a Hackintosh is, it is not as nice as the real deal. :)
     
  17. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    Nothing fishy about it, you're on the cutting edge ;)
     
  18. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Congrats and what a nice birthday present!

    Any chance your dad would be up for adopting a few of us? :D
     
  19. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you :) I have now gone back down to Mavericks as i was a little unsure about running pre released software on my brand new machine. To be honest, I feel like Yosemite actually runs slightly better than mavericks does!
     
  20. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't run better, having both I can attest to that. My advice on pre-release software is to install it on its own partition or to get a high quality EHD or external SSD and install it there. Then you can play with it and if bugs appear it's not in your primary computing environment. Using any pre-release software can be sketchy, most sophisticated users would never install any pre-release software into their primary work environment, it's just too dangerous.
     
  21. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, are you trying to tell me how fast it runs on MY mac? I have used both, and there is absolutely no slowdown at all.
     
  22. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    That was my point exactly, why would you want to prat around chancing beta software on a new machine?, pointless and whats more pointless is announcing it to everyone else:confused:
     
  23. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nothing pointless about it at all. OP got a new iMac and wanted to test out the also new beta OS on it, and is enthused and wanted to discuss it with other forum members. It seems very easy to understand to me.
     
  24. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    Normally Weaselboy I would agree with you however; I find it strange that anyone would experiment with beta software on a brand new machine.
    Wait until Yosemite is formally released.

    To announce it on the forum is a waste of time because I don't see what it would achieve. Just about everyone will know by now that you can istall Yosemite - big deal. What does that achieve - nothing because the Mac is now back running Mavericks.

    It would be analogous to say: I bought a new car today - swapped out the engine for a new/bigger/different one - tried it - then put the original back in.

    Complete waste of time doing it then announcing that youve done it
     
  25. whitesand macrumors regular

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    Awesome! Happy birthday and congratulations....Nice Dad you have there! Enjoy your new Mac!
     

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